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Hal Saunders

AKA Harold Henry Saunders

Born: 27-Dec-1930
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA
Died: 6-Mar-2016
Location of death: McLean, VA
Cause of death: Cancer - Prostate

Gender: Male
Religion: Presbyterian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Diplomat

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Asst. Secy. of State for the Near East, 1978-81

Military service: USAF (1957-59)

Father: Harold M. Saunders (architect)
Mother: Marian Weihenmayer (jewelry designer)
Wife: Barbara Ann McGarrigle (m. 4-May-1963, d. 1973, one son, one daughter)
Son: Mark Harril Saunders (novelist)
Daughter: Catherine Elizabeth
Wife: Carol Eleanor Jones Cruse (m. 2-Jun-1990, until his death)

    High School: Germantown Academy, Philadelphia, PA
    University: BA English and American Civilization, Princeton University (1952)
    University: PhD American Studies, Yale University (1956)
    Professor: George Washington University (1959-61)
    Trustee: Princeton University (1996-2000)

    US Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs (1978-81)
    US Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research (1975-78)
    US State Department Deputy Asst. Secy. Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs (1974-75)
    US National Security Council (1961-74)
    CIA employee analyst (1959-61)
    American Academy of Diplomacy
    American Enterprise Institute Fellow (1981-91)
    Brookings Institution
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Phi Beta Kappa Society

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